New Living Translation
Remember, dear brothers and sisters, that few of you were wise in the world's eyes or powerful or wealthy when God called you.
King James Bible
For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called:
Darby Bible Translation
For consider your calling, brethren, that there are not many wise according to flesh, not many powerful, not many high-born.
World English Bible
For you see your calling, brothers, that not many are wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, and not many noble;
Young's Literal Translation
for see your calling, brethren, that not many are wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble;
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
1:26 Behold your calling - What manner of men they are whom God calls. That not many wise men after the flesh - In the account of the world. Not many mighty - Men of power and authority.
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"But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and god hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; and base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, and things which are not, to bring to nought things which are." * * The two discourses on this text were originally one, and preached before Windham Association, at Thompson, October Session, 1798. Probably some of the ideas which they contain, may have been …
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No wonder people everywhere fear him. All who are wise show him reverence."
At that time Jesus prayed this prayer: "O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, thank you for hiding these things from those who think themselves wise and clever, and for revealing them to the childlike.
For God's gifts and his call can never be withdrawn.
1 Corinthians 1:20
So where does this leave the philosophers, the scholars, and the world's brilliant debaters? God has made the wisdom of this world look foolish.
1 Corinthians 2:8
But the rulers of this world have not understood it; if they had, they would not have crucified our glorious Lord.
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